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This course explores the development of the Christian church from Pentecost through the 20th century.

Course Description:

This course explores the development of the Christian church from Pentecost through the 20th century.

Objective

Upon completion of the course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Outline a timetable of events that are most pertinent to the major phases of church history.
  • Examine how various theologians have influenced the ways in which many contemporary Christian thinkers understand various doctrinal topics today.
  • Explain how Christianity evolved into multiple denominations and theological traditions.
  • Display a basic familiarity with the major contributions that prominent Christian leaders have made in preserving and perpetuating the Christian faith.
  • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of historical church leaders as well as the positive and negative implications of various events in church history.
  • Discuss the significance of church history in a clear and accessible manner.

Assignments:

  1. Complete quizzes, and exams
  2. Write a 10 pages paper on a major figure, event, or movement within church history

Textbook

Shelley, Bruce. Church History in Plain Language. 3rd edition. Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, 2008.
ISBN-13: 978-0718025533

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